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“Delicious food, unbelievable view”
Review of The River Cafe

The River Cafe
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Ranked #10 of 5,707 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Old Fulton St.
Transit: A or C train to High Street/Brooklyn Bridge; 2 or 3 train to Clark Street; F train to York St.; Bus #41 to Old Fulton St./Cadman Plaza West
Description: The River Cafe is open for Dinner service every day of the year. Dinner service begins at 5:30 Lunch is served on Saturday from 11:30 AM until 2:30 PM Brunch is served on Sunday from 11:30 AM until 2:30 PM
Reviewed December 26, 2013

This is not a cheap option. But the view could not be better, and the service is fantastic. Ask for a table near the water, if you can. Best to reserve in advance. Worth the splurge.

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1  Thank Sandra W
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

As visitors from England, we had heard all about this dining experience and decided to book well in advance.

It was worth it, and the gentle persuasion to obtain a seat near to the window.

It was everything we hoped for, the food was sublime, the service attentive but not overly so and the ambiance was excellent with the pianist on top form; AND the view, at night across the river to Manhattan was simply awesome.

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2  Thank JD S
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

Went here for lunch on a shiney day. We had some whitewine on the terrance and afterwards had some great redwine with the dishes.
Great service, excellent view over manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge.
Excellent experience.

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Reviewed November 11, 2013

The food was to die for, the service was impeccable, and the view is superb.

It's a little pricey, but well worth it for the quality of the experience. I highly recommend it for a special occasion or for tourists looking for a memorable dining experience.

We went here for lunch on a sunny day, and the view of Manhattan is beautiful.

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2  Thank Jennifer B
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Eating here with friends / family remains one of my fondest memories. What a wonderful meal.

This place is the nuts. The service is good - a leaning towards formality but not overly so. The location is - as other reviewers have pointed out - majestic. It was like being in a film as we drank wine looking at that skyline.

Most importantly, the food lives up to its billing. It would have been so easy for this place to rely on its location alone - thankfully, it hasn't. The food was a joy - altogether interesting (scallop carpaccio), traditional (new york strip steak) and carefully prepared (trio of rabbit).

For the food and service we received I thought the bill was more than reasonable.

This was one of life's pleasures - I urge you to go.

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1  Thank TCW_CI
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